Fresh update regarding Americas Cup 2013

SAN FRANCISCO — So much for smooth sailing. With less than three months before the start of the America’s Cup races in San Francisco Bay, locals are lining up lawyers, insisting on written contracts about concert hours and signing petitions to shame Larry Ellison into covering the city’s bills.

San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos, a ready critic of sailing’s Super Bowl, made international headlines when he said he felt “(expletive) played.”

The backlash is sending America’s Cup organizers scrambling to explain themselves at community meetings and forcing them to make concessions while in the final planning stages for the international sporting event that will be in San Francisco this summer for the first..

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